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Supported and deprecated topologies for VMware vSphere 6.5 (2147672)

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This article provides information on supported and deprecated environment topologies for vSphere 6.5.

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Supported Topologies

Note:  It is recommended that the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server should be deployed, upgraded, or migrated to Windows or Appliances for all components. During the migration or upgrade process a mixed environment is supported.

Composition
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 Single Sign-On site
  • 1 vCenter Server with Platform Services Controller on same machine
Limitations
  • Does not support Enhanced Linked Mode
  • Does not support Platform Service Controller replication

  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 Single Sign-On site
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with Platform Services Controllers(PSC) on different machine
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 Single Sign-On site
  • 2 or more external Platform Services Controllers
  • 1 or more vCenter Servers connected to Platform Services Controllers using 1 third-party load balancer
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 Single Sign-On site
  • 2 or more external Platform Services Controllers

Limitations
  • In the event of a Platform Servcices Controller failover the vCenter Servers will need to be manually repointed to the functioning Platform Services Controller.
  • vCenter Servers attached to higher latency Platform Services Controller may experience performance issues
  • 1 vSphere Single Sign-On domain
  • 2 vSphere Single Sign-On sites
  • 2 or more external Platform Services Controllers per Single Sign-On Site
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controllers
  • 1 third-party load balancer per site
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 2 Single Sign-On sites
  • 2 or more external Platform Services Controllers per Single Sign-On Site
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controllers
Limitations
  • In the event of a Platform Servcices Controller failover the vCenter Servers will need to be manually repointed to the functioning Platform Services Controller.
  • vCenter Servers attached to higher latency Platform Services Controller may experience performance issues

  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 Single Sign-On site 
  • vCenter Server with Platform Services Controller on same vCenter Server Appliance
  • 3 vCenter Server Appliances are used (1 Active, 1 Passive, and 1 Witness connected to the vCenter HA network)
Limitations
  • Does not support Enhanced Linked Mode
  • Does not support Platform Service Controller replication
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 Single Sign-On site 
  • 2 or more external Platform Services Controllers
  • vCenter Server connected to Platform Services Controllers using 1 third-party load balancer.
  • 3 vCenter Server Appliances are used (1 Active, 1 Passive, and 1 Witness connected to the vCenter HA network).


Deprecated Topologies

Composition
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 or more Single Sign-On sites
  • 2 or more vCenter Server with embedded Platform Services Controller
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 or more Single Sign-On sites
  • 0 external Platform Services Controllers
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controllers
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with embedded Platform Services Controller
  • 1 Single Sign-On domain
  • 1 or more Single Sign-On sites
  • 1 or more external Platform Services Controllers
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controllers
  • 1 or more vCenter Server with embedded Platform Services Controllers

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